OK - Obviously I've used that blog post title before because it auto-populated when I started typing it.
It is actually the title of a Momma's and Papa's song that I love. I am probably dating myself but I can't help but feeling like California Dreamin' and Monday Monday were all from an easier time - a time when I didn't have to worry so much about things. AHHH - guess I should never do a blog post when I am having a "blue" Monday ! I also like Manic Monday but I used that one before too !
One of my faithful blog followers asked what I had been up to - that I had not been around blogland lately. Well I wish I had tons of stitching to show for my absence here but alas I do not. I meant to get updated WIP photo of my Hart sampler but I keep forgetting - I always seem to be running late to work and that is when I seem to take all my blog photos because there is more light in my house in the morning.
I do have a couple of photos to show - Here is a shot of Workbasket's Faith Hope Love - I have been working on it for several years (yes I said YEARS) - I don't know why I don't work on it more - I love the piece - DF Henri did this several years ago for a departing priest at her church and it was stunning - she inspired me to start it too. Mine is on 36ct Lakeside vintage lentil in Belle Soie Noir. I am just about at the 1/2 way point. Maybe I should make this my "strand a day" project !
Here is a closer shot - I was afraid one skein of silk would not be enough and when I bought the 2nd skein it had a lot more light sections so I am pulling 1 strand from one skein and 1 strand from the 2nd skein to try and balance the difference and I think it is working out just fine.
On Memorial Day weekend I was just dying to start something patriotic - I always want to stitch in the current season - christmas in December - a turkey on thanksgiving weekend and flags on the 4th of July! I know - how do I ever expect to finish anything "for" the season - oh well - I really just don't care too much - whatever gives me joy at the time - it's all about the process for me - Am I having fun right now? YEP - OK then it's all good !
I thought surely I had a BBD that would work for something patrotic when oh boy ! Look what I ran across - this is the America pillow by Handwork - I had the lovely and cherished BOAF Sparrow linen in 36ct that Mary Riggs used in her model and it was done in GAST and WDW - I had all but 3 of them on hand so I could start it. YIPPEE - I stitched like crazy on this for a week - that's about the length of my attention span on any given project. I should have titled this blog post "true confessions" LOL - I have more done on it than the photo shows and since 4th of July is coming up - I have another patriotic holiday where I'll be wanting to stitch the red,white and blue !
One last photo is the new start I made on the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart series. I saw just one too many of these WIP's in blogland. I am stitching mine on 30ct WDW Parchment using the recommended threads. I wanted something big enough that I could maybe work on it at work and not have to have additional light. I am proud of what I have gotten done on it just working on it at work occasionally -
I'm not sure what that big pink hue is in the middle of the sampler - must be a reflection from the sun thru the glass or something because there is no pink hue on the linen.
Hope all my friends are doing well and staying cool - it's been horribly hot here in NE FL this past week. Highs hovering around 100 and heat index well over 100 - damaging and severe thunderstorms every day last week and I hear it thundering now in the distance. Thanks for each of your comments on my blog - I read and appreciate hearing from you so much.
I love old textiles - samplers quilts rugs coverlets furniture etc. I love samplers and stitching them. Knitting has been with me my whole life and is probably my first love. Rug hooking is a passion for me and I really love the creative freedom in working with wool. Hope you enjoy all my wooley thoughts !